Joanna Quinn, one of the UK’s most celebrated filmmakers, whose animated films have received many international Awards including two Oscar nominations, BAFTAS and Emmys, is to receive yet another major award at the 25th Cinema Jove International Film Festival in Valencia, Spain.
In June 2010 she is being honoured with the prestigious award – ‘La Luna de Valencia’ (the Moon of the City of Valencia). Previous recipients of the award have included the internationally acclaimed film directors Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Stephen Frears (The Queen, My Beautiful Launderette), Richard Lester (Superman 2 & 3, Help!), veteran cult horror master Roger Corman and animation heroes like Alexandre Petrov, Caroline Leaf, and Piotr Dumala.
The city is simultaneously hosting a major retrospective exhibition of Joanna’s films, drawings and Artwork entitled ‘Joanna Quinn: Arte Vs. Animación’, which was originally curated and exhibited at the National Media Museum in Bradford in October 2009 under the title ‘Drawings that Move – the Art of Joanna Quinn’.
“It’s a great privilege to be receiving this award – I’m overwhelmed at the thought of being honoured in the same way as all those brilliant film directors…wow. For me it’s wonderful to see a selection of 25 years of my drawings presented in one venue. Normally people never see the individual drawings and all the work that goes into my films, so it’s great that they’ll be able to see the whole process at the exhibition”.
Joanna Quinn: Arte Vs.Animación: 13.5.2010 – 12.7.2010
Vicerectorado de Cultura, Valencia tel: (34) 607 289 990 email: [email protected]
25th Cinema Jove International Film Festival: 19.6.2010 – 26.6.2010 Cinema Jove, Valencia tel: (34) 963 301 625 email: [email protected]